Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas
55" x 55" and 30" x 30"
These oversize charcoal drawings of disembodied human hair, fields of interweaving strands create complex topographies whose contour lines both define and defy orderly forms. In some of my other drawings and prints based on hair, this human form is conflated with those of ropes, knots or plants.
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
The Mother of All Questions
by Rebecca Solnit
Artwork by Paz de la Calzada
I am honored to have my work featured at Rebecca Solnit's most recent book, The Mother of All Questions. Six large format charcoal drawings from the series HairScapes are part of this follow-up to her national best seller Men Explain Things to Me. Using a combination of humor and profound insight, Solnit's new book offers indispensable commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more.
180 pages, 6 illustrations
Paz de la Calzada's Hairscapes and related work
by Michael Rauner
Paz de la Calzada's series of Hairscapes and other works during her residency at Djarassi Resident Artist program in January of 2007.
40 pages, 35 photos